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SUSTAINABILITY & CSR

KC Peaches is committed to the ongoing progress and development of our corporate social responsibilities. We have, since day one, put a high value on creating and using sustainable practices throughout our business. As our company grows, we seek to find better practices that are well informed and based on the needs of our local community and the wider global picture.

Business sustainability

Our company uses the three Rs as our philosophy towards how we Reduce, Reuse and Recycle resources to minimise the negative impact from our company. We develop systems to minimise the impact we bring to our city, and our innovative culinary kitchens and transportation solutions are designed to operate with minimal environmental disruption.

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Our workforce

Our workforce is our strongest asset and we look at ways to make our industry sustainable for our employees. We believe that working in our industry can be a future proof career and we nuture our people to help them grow and develop. We engage with our employees to find solutions to life's daily issues and offer such incentives such as bike to work schemes, and more.

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The marketplace

As our business grows we are committed to making responsible commercial decisions. We work with the best local and national suppliers and partners who have a similar ethical ethos to ours. Our partners are certified Origin Green where possible, and all our suppliers and supply chain partners can provide full traceability on all products used in our business. This is a key factor when choosing a new supplier.

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Food safety standards

Our food safety standards are at the core of everything we do. We use our food safety standards as a tool to minimise food waste and bring controls to the urban kitchen which in turn reduces food waste and energy usage. We work with Food Safety Excellence Ireland to continually review and monitor our food safety policies and audits within all our kitchens. 

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The 3 Rs

REDUCE

  • Bulk purchasing to reduce transportation impact

  • Partnering with Irish suppliers to reduce carbon footprint

  • Urban kitchen, close to our clients

REUSE

  • Reuse where we can

  • Reusable transportation packaging

  • Compostable packaging

  • Minimised food waste through smart ordering, daily deliveries and partnerships with companies like Too Good To Go.

  • Reusable decorations for seasonal displays in stores and on corporate catering sites

RECYCLE

  • Recycle where possible - 90%

We have partnered with REPAK whose purpose is to lead the recycling and sustainability of Ireland's packaging waste; advocate for a new circular economy and educate businesses and consumers on reducing and recycling packaging waste. REPACK.IE

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Fighting the war against food waste

At KC Peaches we have always strived to be mindful of food waste but we know more can always be done. We have learned that fighting the war against food waste can not be achieved alone and so we actively seek collaborations and partnerships with companies that enable us to make impactful strides in reducing food waste. In 2021 we partnered with Too Good To Go, which enables us to reduce food waste at the end of the production chain whilst also offering customers affordable access to our healthy, homemade meals every day. Now we are delighted to be partnering with Positive Carbon, whose smart technology allows us detailed insights to our food wastage at every step of our production process. 

In line with the EU Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 2030 targets we aim to reduce food waste throughout our company by a minimum 50% in the next 2 years. We hope to continue to work with collaborates and companies driven to helping businesses like KC Peaches achieve these targets in the hope that together we can make an impact on positive climate solutions for the future.

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